How to re-remember a language you’ve forgotten

After a brief trip to Tokyo and a tour of Italy, this week I’m back in Spain.   And this is the first time in about ten years where I’ve actually had to speak Spanish.   ( I was here in April but was speaking mostly German – long story!!)

So … I don’t have the time to go through Michel Thomas or Pimsleur (which is what I used last time to learn Spanish) or even Duolingo ( which has become terrible this year!)

What I need is a just a super quick high speed review of the basic structures and a ton of vocab.

Which got me thinking that a few years ago I did start just a project for English leaners called the “Phonics & Funk Vocab Builder” series.

Now at the time I did stop that as most teachers back then just didn’t have the confidence to use it, I wrote it from the learners point of view so it is very fast because as learners we just don’t have time to waste, and that scared a lot of teachers.

But now that most students simply bypass average teachers (not you, you’re a superhero teacher!)  and learn themselves online then maybe I should bring it back?  What do you think?

 

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

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